Marius et Janette restaurant in Paris’s Golden Triangle is famous for fish. Chef Bernard Pinaud, formerly of La Maree, is a magician with all things that swim, presenting them perfectly prepared and abounding in true flavour – the sea bass practically has its own fan club. You’re surrounded by yacht-like wood panelling, chequered tablecloths, fishing rods and lures and porthole mirrors.
The smart, relaxed nautical décor will convince you that you’re dining beside Breton waters, and the famous Parisian faces at the surrounding tables may add to the sparkle. The leafy, shaded terrace is popular in summer. The welcome is always warm, the service always shipshape and the seasonal fish absolutely the best that can be found.